Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Belgrade Tourism Fair opened
Belgrade, Feb. 24, 2010 (Serbia Today) – State Secretary for tourism at the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development Goran Petkovic declared on Monday that Belgrade’s tourism fair is the leading event of its kind in the region. Speaking at a press conference about the program and related events of the 32nd international tourism fair, to be held from 24 to 28 February in Belgrade, Petkovic said that the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has devoted a great deal of attention to this fair over the past few years. Petkovic announced that the fair, at which 850 exhibitors will participate, will be opened by UNWTO General Director Zoltan Somogyi this year. The fair has offered progressively more exhibitions and events every year. It is expected to be visited by a large number of business people, as this fair can offer great business opportunities, noted Petkovic. This year a wine fair will also be held for the first time, parallel to the tourism fair. A UN program committee for rural tourism will also hold its gatherings at the fair, he said. Tourism fair project manager Nikola Andric announced that this year the fair will last for five days and it is expected that leading domestic and foreign tourism organizations, agencies, hotels and resorts will be present. Visitors who choose to pay for a summer vacation package deal at the fair will be offered a 10% to 20% discount. Director of the Tourist Organization of Belgrade Jasna Dimitrijevic said that the tourism fair attracts a lot of visitors to Belgrade and that special sightseeing tours will be arranged for fair participants.